The season of New Me and New Year Resolution involving personal health and wellness has begun!
As the holidays come to an end and the festivities die down, many of us start planning for the upcoming year. You will find yourself talking online and in person about change and fresh starts, the most common are Gym, Pilates, Yoga memberships, lifestyle change and healthy diet.
That’s a common reaction after a holiday season that tends to encourage indulging in lots of food and drink. It’s natural to wake up New Year’s Day thinking about reversing course in order to take care of yourself. It’s important to create a realistic schedule and stick to it. But did you know that 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February?
Despite the best intentions, too many people fall short of their goals. In the case of improving the health of your mind, body and spirit, it’s not because the resolution is unreasonable or unreachable. It could be that the formula for a new you involves a major commitment or shift in behaviour, and responsibilities and old routines get in the way. By no means, should you have to aim lower with your goals, but you should certainly consider the best way to achieve them.
If you aren’t an early riser don’t schedule your workouts in the morning, because you’re less likely to wake up and get them done. Regardless of what time your pencil in your workouts, your body will resist you the first month or so as it acclimates to a new schedule. An easy way to naturally add fitness into your schedule is to plan out your day then find gaps large enough for a workout. If your schedule is packed try breaking up one large session into two shorter ones. For instance, instead of trying to block off 90 minutes, try looking for two 45 minute chunks.
As your body adjusts to the new schedule you will have some setbacks some minor pitfalls. However, it is important to consider these moments as a learning opportunity or a small bump in the road as opposed to a failure.
While working out your physical body be sure to take care of your mind as well and that’s where salt therapy comes in because the benefits far outweigh the efforts. Rather than place more stress on your life with an elaborate new routine, you can view it as a moment to relax and refresh while a number of positive changes take hold. A halotherapy session might be exactly what you need after a busy couple of weeks of entertaining, traveling, or doing both. You’d be surprised how valuable 45 minutes of self-care can be. Reading a book, flipping through a magazine or even perusing your favorite online shops are quite beneficial. An added perk is that they are things you could do during a salt therapy session at Kilkenny Salt Therapy.
Regular salt sessions help improve breathing by relieving inflammation and loosening congestion. Dry salt acts like a sponge that cleans the respiratory system and removes build-up of foreign elements. If you’re a smoker looking to ease the tension in your chest and decrease coughing, salt therapy can help keep you on the path to kicking the habit.
Halotherapy at gives athletes two major advantages: the ability to push their bodies to new limits and time to relax their minds. At Kilkenny Salt Therapy, halotherapy sessions work by using halogenerator. This machine is using cutting edge technology to grind the salt into micro particles that are released into the air. These particles easily enter the body through the respiratory tract. As salt naturally absorbs bacteria, these small molecules of salt absorb all toxins in your body just by breathing them in. Regular sessions relieve breathing difficulties, allowing athletes to increase lung capacity, increase recovery time and lead to overall better performance.
Sometimes it can be difficult to follow through on new year’s resolutions because the promise is too big, and you don’t see any short-term gains. You’re not going to immediately notice the effects of working out or a lifestyle change. In short, lifestyle changes are not easy. In order to give yourself the best chance at reaching your long and short-term goals follow our easy tips: create a schedule, keep a positive outlook, practice self-care and breathe easy with sessions at Kilkenny Salt Therapy.
Most salt therapy clients experience some sort of relief after the first session, but even if you don’t feel the physical benefits right away, you’ll certainly feel the effects of quiet mediation. It will help clear your head and reinforce your commitment to your new goals. With time, you’ll see improvement, and by next year, you will feel like the new and better version of yourself that you resolved to be.